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Putting Together A Mashup Store

Jun 4, 2008
Putting together an affiliate mashup store is not as difficult as it seems; in fact, it takes only a few minutes to put a basic one together. The benefits that come from taking these few minutes are well worth the time. In fact, you do not even have to know how to write mashup scripts in order to put one together.

If you do not know how to write affiliate store script that is not something to worry about, a quick internet search will lead you to a number of sites and locations that actually offer script for free mostly under creative commons license. These scripts however are not supported, and are generally only basic outlines. That will place the affiliate information on your website from whatever affiliate information is entered into the code.

In order to use the correct mashup scripts you will need to determine which affiliates you would like to use and make sure you have the appropriate accounts with these affiliations. This information will be necessary when you fill out the script in order to build your page.

There are a couple of things to look for you are going to want API's that update this means that it provides fresh content on a regular basis. You will need to generate a keyword list. The keyword list is usually a listing of your products or the most relevant keywords used to search for the content you provide on your site. These keywords are essential they are what determine the content that ends up on your site.

You will also want to script that does not slow your site down so you may want to check the script and see how fast the page loads and updates. This is especially true of scripts that you may find available for free as these tend to be just the bare basics.

It is not difficult to put together an affiliate mashup store. You just need to have the appropriate affiliate accounts on the affiliates you would like to use on your website. You will need the mashup scripts for each of these sites and need the keywords that are relevant to your site in order to obtain the most relevant data. You will also want to test the various scripts in order to make sure that they do not only what you want them to do but that they do not slow your website down. This is all there is to putting together an affiliate mashup store.
About the Author
Tom Kranz builds and writes about affiliate mashup stores . Click the link to view an example of a Commision Junction mashup store. He has also published a Squidoo lens reviewing affiliate mashup store scripts.
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